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07-19-24, 06:09 PM
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Posted By SquireBlack

Republic, WA to Colville, WA

Today was the sixth day of Bike Rides Northwest’s supported tour in eastern Washington. 90-some km, with the major climb, Sherman Pass, starting right out of Republic.
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07-19-24, 04:14 PM
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Posted By droppedandlost

Warm day, decided on an easy cruise on the Cedar...

Warm day, decided on an easy cruise on the Cedar River Trail. About 15 miles. Always remember to reward yourself.
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07-19-24, 02:41 PM
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Posted By etherhuffer

I retired two weeks ago after 35 years of...

I retired two weeks ago after 35 years of optometry. Go Cal Bears! So here is my take after doing this a long time:
1. No prescription needed? Buy what you like, but make sure the lenses are...
07-19-24, 02:35 PM
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Posted By gugie

I've learned a lot from this thread. I've...

I've learned a lot from this thread.

I've learned that we should all go out and ride our damn bikes, and worry less about draining the supply pool.
07-19-24, 01:57 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Our heat wave finally broke and today was great...

Our heat wave finally broke and today was great weather for riding. Took the Mercian and experienced a train crossing
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07-18-24, 07:19 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I did a hilly 25-mile loop around the Berkeley...

I did a hilly 25-mile loop around the Berkeley Hills. I planned to do a longer ride today but I slept in and took the dog out, then made a nice corned beef & hash breakfast. By the time I rolled out,...
07-18-24, 04:54 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

@northbend Glad to hear you’re back in the...

@northbend Glad to hear you’re back in the saddle. Even if you’re still taking it easy and don’t have official green light, these little milestones are important for your mental health, especially...
07-17-24, 10:29 PM
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Posted By nesteel

That looks beautiful. Glad to hear you're on the...

That looks beautiful. Glad to hear you're on the mend, even if it is without "permission".
07-17-24, 01:46 PM
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Posted By jamesdak

Decided to give the Poprad a try today on the...

Decided to give the Poprad a try today on the North Fork route. Lots of gravel and climbing at the top end of the valley. I still haven't been able to pedal one 100 meter section leading into the...
07-17-24, 09:54 AM
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Posted By obrentharris

Glacier goggles, in case you encounter a sudden...

Glacier goggles, in case you encounter a sudden snow storm or need to do some emergency brazing mid ride:
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07-17-24, 08:11 AM
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Posted By iab

Ray-Ban. Good enough for Coppi, good enough for...

Ray-Ban. Good enough for Coppi, good enough for me.

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07-17-24, 07:56 AM
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Posted By thinktubes

Cooled off a little, so I rode 56 miles after...

Cooled off a little, so I rode 56 miles after work. Still very humid/84 degrees.

Around mile 27, this was the view looking south from the I94 overpass.
...
07-17-24, 05:33 AM
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Posted By avecReynolds531

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07-16-24, 03:52 PM
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Posted By bikingshearer

Cancel the trip and come to Cambria. You'll see...

Cancel the trip and come to Cambria. You'll see more fossils that way.
07-15-24, 08:38 AM
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Posted By zukahn1

Warm weather yesterday but some fairly ugly...

Warm weather yesterday but some fairly ugly interesting looking skies lot of haze smoke and storm clouds. So I took just a short ride on the Marin MTB on the dirt roads.
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07-07-24, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Kabuki12

I am glad you are recovering Matt. It is hard to...

I am glad you are recovering Matt. It is hard to be off the bike for extended periods but at least it will be ready when you are. Walking or hiking is good , just getting out to take in that...
07-07-24, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Bike looks good Matt, albeit a little strange...

Bike looks good Matt, albeit a little strange without the fenders. I’m sure you’ll come up with something cool to make from the bent crank arm.
07-07-24, 12:58 PM
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Posted By georges1

I wish you a quick and speed a recovery and I am...

I wish you a quick and speed a recovery and I am so sorry to hear about this. I have warned many times about the dangers of biking in Paris, despite all the bike lanes and stuff, it is still too...
07-07-24, 12:35 PM
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Posted By iab

I hope those are Stryker screws and plate. :) ...

I hope those are Stryker screws and plate. :)

Took a year before riding a bike wasn't painful after my fusion. You'll get there. Just takes longer than you want.
07-07-24, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Rick_D

Gosh, looks like something I'd brush the dog...

Gosh, looks like something I'd brush the dog with. But stout!

Continued good healing and I get easing back in starting at a higher riding position. Going to take awhile before bearing weight...
07-04-24, 07:53 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Set out today on a 30-ish mile ride with my...

Set out today on a 30-ish mile ride with my daughter and SiL at the beach before they head back tomorrow. 3 miles in the SiL gets a flat, tags the side of the path and tumbles. Killed the left side...
07-04-24, 06:51 PM
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Posted By fender1

Did 30 today in 93 degree heat. Thankful for the...

Did 30 today in 93 degree heat. Thankful for the shady roads!

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06-30-24, 02:52 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

That is a terrific picture. :thumb:

That is a terrific picture. :thumb:
06-28-24, 04:13 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Celebrated Mercian’s likely rescue with a...

Celebrated Mercian’s likely rescue with a round-about ride on my Mercian:

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06-28-24, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Andy_K

I'm still enjoying summer! I've got some VO 650b...

I'm still enjoying summer! I've got some VO 650b Snakeskin fenders that will probably be on this bike at some point. (This bike is beginning to look like a rolling Velo Orange advertisement.) The...
06-28-24, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Andy_K

Mo' Bacon

I've mentioned the doorknob problem before, right? You find a doorknob you like, so you have to build a house to go with it. Well, that's kind of the story behind my latest build. I've had a spare...
06-27-24, 06:50 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Today, I’m in Santa Barbara. I took my daughter...

Today, I’m in Santa Barbara. I took my daughter and her friend on a little getaway for her 16th birthday.

I started by cruising around downtown to the bottom of State Street. I dropped into a few...
06-24-24, 06:05 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

I rode last friday, so this is my second long...

I rode last friday, so this is my second long ride in 4 days. I hope I keep up this frequency of maybe every 3 days. Today, in mid-70's F temps (25C) and partly cloudy, I rode fifty miles to one of...
06-23-24, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Climbed up the side of the Blue Ridge this AM to...

Climbed up the side of the Blue Ridge this AM to beat the heat. I rode up Jarman Gap road to Skyline drive. Pretty hot out and should have started earlier but although I’m willing to face all kinds...
06-23-24, 02:45 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Godawful humid in the Boston area today. I had...

Godawful humid in the Boston area today. I had planned an overnighter but the threat of severe thunderstorms and high winds put the kibosh on that plan. Instead, I was mostly on a MUP going at party...
06-23-24, 08:00 AM
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Posted By botty kayer

The weather gods were kind today so we finally...

The weather gods were kind today so we finally got some sunshine at the weekend in London, so a shiny Italian got a quick 20 mile blast around town..

Today's unplanned ride themes turned out be...
06-19-24, 07:24 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Perspire on the Empire: A weeklong tour in NY State

Nlerner and I are going to ride from Rochester, NY to Albany NY from July 28 to August 2, along the Empire State Trail. Reports are that the trail is in exceptional condition, and since it follows...
06-18-24, 12:10 PM
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Posted By ExPatTyke

Back home in Yorkshire for a short holiday, spent...

Back home in Yorkshire for a short holiday, spent the first few days visiting the family before moving on to the North York Moors. I did pack a bike, and got a ride in this morning. Just a short...
06-18-24, 07:47 AM
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Posted By darkmoon

Weekend rec ride Mt. Fuji, Tanzawa...

Weekend rec ride

Mt. Fuji, Tanzawa mountains, residential area of Yokohama
Snow of the summit is almost gone.
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06-18-24, 02:04 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

Dam bridge over the Couesnon in Brittany. The...

Dam bridge over the Couesnon in Brittany. The Mont Saint-Michel (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont-Saint-Michel) in the background.
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06-17-24, 04:24 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

My daughter has beach volleyball practice in...

My daughter has beach volleyball practice in Alameda three mornings per week while I am on summer vacation from teaching. Today I brought a bike and putzed around and explored Alameda. It is a small...
06-17-24, 12:57 PM
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Posted By rccardr

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The last day was humid and in the low 40's. I wore everything I brought and even...
06-17-24, 12:53 PM
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Posted By rccardr

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It's a long way down from this train trestle bridge...
06-17-24, 12:49 PM
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Posted By rccardr

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Big Iron in two flavors...
06-17-24, 12:44 PM
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Posted By rccardr

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Nlerner, our Anti-Rain Specialist...
06-17-24, 12:39 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Amazing, fun, exhausting time with The Usual...

Amazing, fun, exhausting time with The Usual Suspects plus a coupla.
Bob did a terrific job organizing the fray- no matter how many times you do something like this, it never really gets easy....
06-16-24, 06:47 PM
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Posted By davester

Looks like another fantastic trip under your...

Looks like another fantastic trip under your belts! Really sorry that I had to bail on this trip but sometimes life intervenes. Looking forward to riding with the gang again. See you at Cino!
06-16-24, 11:36 AM
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Posted By VRJAKE

Nothing to add about this wonderful Cascades...

Nothing to add about this wonderful Cascades adventure but more images


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06-16-24, 09:24 AM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Back home safe and mostly sound. Left North Bend...

Back home safe and mostly sound. Left North Bend yesterday in a light but steady rain but fortunately in a truck on the way to the airport! The week’s totals 277 miles and 16k feet climbing. Most...
06-16-24, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Kabuki12

Matt, great photos as usual. You have an eye for...

Matt, great photos as usual. You have an eye for great shots . I am sorry to hear of your injury. Hang in there , being off the bike ain’t no fun . My mental floss has been on hold twice before from...
06-15-24, 07:39 PM
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Posted By gugie

Bob Freeman just posted his pics from the tour...

Bob Freeman just posted his pics from the tour here (https://www.flickr.com/photos/8379107@N03/albums/72177720317922587/).

A taste:...
06-15-24, 02:14 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Tour complete! Yesterday’s conclusion was 64...

Tour complete! Yesterday’s conclusion was 64 miles from Cle Elum to North Bend, WA, pretty much all of it on the Ironhorse Trail, a gravel rail bed that features a 2-mile very dark and damp passage...
06-13-24, 10:39 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Today’s ride was Leavenworth to Cle Elum, WA. It...

Today’s ride was Leavenworth to Cle Elum, WA. It was up, up, up for the first 25 miles and down, down, down for the second 25. A few pics:...
06-13-24, 08:28 AM
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Posted By VRJAKE

Rode for laundry to Peshastin. Lots of cherry...

Rode for laundry to Peshastin. Lots of cherry trees with fruit about ready to pick. Oh, and a nice truck for sale. ...
06-13-24, 08:09 AM
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Posted By gugie

Speaking of signs, Saw this one at the start of...

Speaking of signs, Saw this one at the start of one of our climb segments
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